Born: 1914, Ipswich.

Died: 27th October 1944; age: 30; in captivity – PoW.

Residence: The Bell Inn, Middleton, Suffolk.


Captured by the Japanese – 8th March 1942.


Rank: Aircraftman Second Class; Service Number: 1208580.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.


Grave Reference:


Ambon War Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Son of Stephen & Lily Chaplin; husband of Winifred Rose Chaplin, of Theberton, Suffolk.


Father: Stephen Chaplin, born 1878, Foleshill, Warwickshire.

Mother: Lily May Norton, born August 1889, Ipswich.


In 1937, Blyth, Suffolk, Stephen married, Winifred Rose Lewis, born 1908, Blything, Suffolk.


Probate to Winifred Rose Chaplin – widow.


Stephen is also remembered on the war memorial at the Town Hall, Ipswich.

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